Nick Nanton And CelebrityFilms® Earns Emmy Nomination For Short Film “Nido Qubein: A Life Of Success And Significance”

The short film documentary “Nido Qubein: A Life Of Success And Significance” produced by CelebrityFilms® and directed by multiple Emmy@ Award-winner, Nick Nanton, has earned an Emmy® Award nomination in the “Current Affairs” category.

Orlando, FL – November 21, 2014Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they have received an Emmy® Award nomination out of the Nashville/Mid South region for the short film documentary, “Nido Qubein: A Life Of Success And Significance.” 3-time Emmy® Award winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, was once again in the director’s chair for this film, which was nominated in the “Current Affairs” category.

“I am so thrilled and humbled that this film has received an Emmy® Award Nomination,” said Nick Nanton. “Dr. Qubein is such an inspirational figure for entrepreneurs around the world, and I am honored that I was given the chance to bring his story to the screen.”

“Nido Qubein: A Life Of Success And Significance” is the inspirational and fascinating story of accomplished business leader, dedicated philanthropist and President of High Point University, Dr. Nido Qubein. Dr. Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His inspiring life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. It is through the lens of his life accomplishments, that one appreciates his current role as an educator, philanthropist, and passionate advocate for the development of our future leaders. Dr. Qubein became the seventh president of High Point University in January 2005.  Driven by faithful courage, he continues to lead HPU through an extraordinary transformation.

In addition to his Presidential duties at High Point University, Dr. Qubein serves as advisor to some of America’s best corporate leaders sharing his extensive business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to help their companies grow and thrive. He currently serves on the boards of BB&T Bank, Great Harvest Bread Company and La-Z Boy Corporation. He has also written a dozen books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs. He is an active speaker and consultant addressing business and professional groups across North America.

Many talented people helped make this documentary happen. Here are the team members who helped bring the Dr. Qubein’s story to the screen: Ramy Romany, J.W. Dicks, Carlo Alberto Orecchia, Christopher Russell, Nick Nanton, Kasey Eldridge Brennan and Bobby Davidowitz.

“Nido Qubein: A Life Of Success And Significance” can be viewed in its entirety at

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

A 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts® around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR.

Nick serves as the CEO of The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international branding and media agency with more than 2200 clients in 33 countries. Nick has produced large scale events and television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Brian Tracy, Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Jack Canfield (Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Michael E. Gerber, Tom Hopkins and many more.

Nick is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world, speaking on major stages internationally and having co-authored 36 best-selling books, including the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, StorySelling™.

Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, Forbes, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as E!, CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and hosts his own series on the Bio! channel, Portraits of Success.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the EMMYs), The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and serves on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity” through incentivized competition, best known for it’s Ansari XPRIZE which incentivized the first private space flight and was the catalyst for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Nick spends his spare time serving as an Elder at Orangewood Church, working with Young Life, Downtown Credo Orlando, Entrepreneurs International and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina and their three children, Brock, Bowen and Addison.

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About CelebrityFilms®:

CelebrityFilms™ is led by Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple syndicated television shows and award winning documentaries focused on successful enterprise and philanthropy.  Their productions have been nominated for eight Emmys and they have been awarded 25 Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 300 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.

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Emmy Award Winning Short Story, Jacob’s Turn, Available Nationwide on Comcast On-Demand

A new partnership between Comcast and Sprout Film Festival is enabling several inspirational films, including Emmy Award-winning “Jacob’s Turn,” to be available on Comcast On-Demand.

Orlando, FL – November 5, 2014In 2012, The Emmy® Award winning inspirational short film documentary, “Jacob’s Turn,” was selected to be screened at the Sprout Film Festival in New York, NY.  Now, through a partnership with Comcast, “Jacob’s Turn” and other inspirational films focusing on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be available nationwide through Comcast’s On-Demand service. For the month of November Comcast is including 10 films from The Arc & Sprout Film Festival / Sproutflix free On Demand for all Comcast/Xfinity subscribers.

Jacob’s Turn is a mother’s story of Jacob Titus, her four-year-old boy from the small rural community of Floyds Knobs, Indiana.  Jacob loves to play T-ball, like thousands of kids across the country. Jacob also happens to have Down Syndrome.  The film shows how Jacob’s “turn” at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town. The script for the short film is based on Patricia Titus’ essay she wrote and submitted to the local newspaper.

The film was based out of, and produced in, the Ohio Valley region where the film was submitted for Emmy nomination.  “Jacob’s Turn” received a nomination in the Human Interest – News category, while Nick Nanton and Co-Director Amardeep Kaleka received a nomination in the Director – Short Form category.

The film was produced with the help of Entrepreneurs International Foundation (EIF – formerly Marketers For Good). Drawing upon the expertise of the top international marketing minds of our time, EIF is a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. Utilizing cutting edge marketing strategies, EIF brings together top marketing and business minds in order to encourage and lift up those in need.

Others contributing to the project are Nanton’s partners, JW Dicks & Lindsay Dicks, along with Mike Koenigs, Preston Ely, Baeth Davis, Mark Richter, Bill Gough, Richard Seppala, Dr. Scott Schumann, Darrin Mish and Jared Bonshire.

Founded in 2003, The Sprout Film Festival features film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population.

To see Jacob’s Turn and the other films online, visit Comcast and Xfinity subscribers can view these films on their television by going to “On Demand,” click into the “Specials” folder and then click into the folder labeled “Disability Awareness.” At the top of that page click on the folder labeled “Sprout Film Festival.”

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